Hidden Words: Deepening Day 31, Death and Eternal Life (A33, 34, 35, 36, 54)

In the following five Hidden Words, Bahá’u’lláh goes on to tell us that we should “rejoice” and to expect “the joyful tidings of reunion” and instructs us as to the only proper reason to “sorrow” and “rejoice” as well as one of the benefits of rejoicing. He also points out that to attain to “everlasting life” we must “forsake this mortal and fleeting sovereignty.”

“O SON OF SPIRIT! With the joyful tidings of light I hail thee: rejoice! To the court of holiness I summon thee; abide therein that thou mayest live in peace for evermore.” [Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, No. A33.]

“O SON OF SPIRIT! The spirit of holiness beareth unto thee the joyful tidings of reunion; wherefore dost thou grieve? The spirit of power confirmeth thee in His cause; why dost thou veil thyself? The light of His countenance doth lead thee; how canst thou go astray?” [Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, No. A34.]

“O SON OF MAN! Sorrow not save that thou art far from Us. Rejoice not save that thou art drawing near and returning unto Us.” [Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, No. A35.]

“O SON OF MAN! Rejoice in the gladness of thine heart, that thou mayest be worthy to meet Me and to mirror forth My beauty.” [Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, No. A36.]

“O SON OF BEING! If thine heart be set upon this eternal, imperishable dominion, and this ancient, everlasting life, forsake this mortal and fleeting sovereignty.” [Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, No. A54.]

*Part of a deepening course, Hidden Words: Training Course on – by Dianne Bradford

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